This is a great site for kids. It ticks all their campsite boxes and probably a few more besides. Campfires are not only allowed, but positively encouraged in selected areas, with bags of logs complete with kindling and firelighters sold onsite each evening. Owner Mike takes a ‘We like you to succeed’ approach – just don’t forget to pack the marshmallows. The first thing that meets you on arrival is the pond, fed by a stream and usually full of children playing on tyre rafts – it makes a perfect focal point for kids to get to know each other. The playground has everything your young outwardbounder desires in the way of zip wires, climbing frames, tyre-ropeswings and adventure courses. And there’s an added extra: the site sits along the route of the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway line – a fab way to arrive if you’re coming by public transport. So if you’ve walked into the nearby hamlet of Boot and there are some tired little legs as a result, hop on board for a scenic choo-choo trip back to camp. For the adults, the site is in the heart of the Eskdale valley, a quieter part of the Lake District, far from its hustle and bustle. Rugged, bracken-clad fells, woods and grazing sheep provide a splendid backdrop to rest your eyes on when you do eventually find time to relax.
Just got back from an amazing weekend here at Fisherground – 2 adults and 3 children. The campsite was beautiful and very friendly. You had your own space with an area for a campfire, plus a river and play area for the children. There's plenty of rocks for the kids to adventure on. The wardens very friendly and helpful. There's also a lovely area for washing and toilets. It's very peaceful at night and the wardens do a walk round. An amazing place. Even an ice cream van comes round. I would definitely recommended this site. There's really nothing negative about this place. We will be going again and again.
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Fun If you manage to drag the kids off the site, go by steam train to Ravenglass, or make the short trip to Dalegarth. From here you can walk into Boot or up to Stanley Force, following the tumbling beck up to the waterfall. A short walk towards Eskdale Green takes you along the River Esk, where a shallow area by the bridge is a good spot for a quick, if chilly, dip.
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